I'm a busy person.
But if you know me, you knew that already.
I have 4 awesome kids whom I homeschool, a fantastic husband that I can never spend enough time with, a home to clean and care for, meals to cook- and designing and knitting to do.
I get asked a lot how I find time to knit. Or I hear people say, "I just don't have the time/patience to knit".
Well, let me tell you about it!
First of all, as someone once said; (I wish I could give credit to the person that said this, but I really can't remember who it was- probably the YarnHarlot, but I'm not sure) "I don't knit because I'm patient, I'm patient because I knit."
Wow, that is so totally true for me.
Or the more popular one: "I knit so I don't kill people".
I don't think I'm that bad, but knitting is a patience maker and a solace for me.
My husband says I'm an over-achiever.
I suppose I am.
(He also says I'm a hippie, but I'm not going to address that right now.)
I hate it when my hands aren't busy.
I love playing games with people, and talking to people and hanging out....
But I'm just not patient enough for it!
I'm not accomplishing anything tangible when I'm playing games, talking, hanging out. But- if I'm knitting while I do those things....
Well, then I can touch something that I am accomplishing as well as enjoying family and friends.
With kids, I've learned to multi-task in some surprising ways.
When do I find time to knit??
I have had the worst time answering that question.
I usually just say "You make time for what you love". And I think that is true.
But there is more to it than that.
My brother-in-law loves taking pictures.
Some of his pictures can be very revealing. At least to me.
I finally found out how I find time to knit thanks to a couple of his photos.
Forgive the cheesy facial expression, I was laughing and talking as well as playing a board game while holding my gorgeous little niece,,,and, yes, knitting.
I think that day revealed to my family just how much I love knitting and really will work to make time to knit.
I knit in all the usual places- watching movies, hanging out with friends, waiting in the Dr's office...all that good stuff.
I also knit while playing board games, teaching my children, following the baby around the park, reading my books....anywhere and anytime I possibly can without being offensive.
But I must admit, this is one I haven't tried yet:
Roo will be potty-training soon too. Hopefully he can learn from his cousin's example.....
So where do you make time to knit???